Geneva’s Shadwick King found guilty of killing his wife

A Geneva man has been convicted for the second time in 2014 for the murder of his wife.

Kane County State Attorney’s Office officials said in a news release that Kane County Judge John Barsanti ruled in a bench trial Friday that Shadwick King killed his wife in July 2014 and then killed his wife on railroad tracks in the city. But staged his body.

Prosecutors said King strangled his 32-year-old wife, Kathleen King, who was found on the train tracks not far from the couple’s Geneva home. Prosecutors said King had recently learned that his wife was emotionally involved with another man.

Officials said a train conductor saw her body and cellphone on the tracks, stopping the train before it could stop. Geneva police responded to the scene and determined that the woman was dead.

Shadwick King was found guilty of murder by a jury in March 2015 and sentenced to 30 years in prison. In 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court granted King a new trial, saying that the trial court made a mistake when he hired former FBI profiler Mark Safarik as a crime scene expert witness to testify for prosecutors and provide opinions in those areas. allowed to give which were beyond his expertise.

King is due back in court on October 30 for his post-trial motions.

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